Guyana Travel Information

There is no Norwegian foreign service in Guyana. The UD’s general advice should therefore be supplemented with additional information about the destination before traveling.¬†According to Abbreviationfinder, GUY stands for Guyana in geography.


Norway does not have an embassy in Guyana, but is represented by an honorary consul in Georgetown.

The risk of terrorist incidents in Guyana is considered small. The prevalence of crime in Guyana is high. Therefore, it is recommended to always be careful when traveling to reduce the risk of being exposed to a criminal situation. Armed robbery is common. In a robbery situation, one should assume that the perpetrator is armed and not resisting.

It is not recommended to use public transport, to travel alone on foot or to travel after the sun has set. Taxis should not be praised along the roadside, but booked through hotels or businesses.

Because of the increased risk of crime, travelers are advised not to travel to East Bank and the Linden/Timehri highway. Travelers to the capital Georgetown and surrounding areas should avoid traveling to Buxton, Agricola, Victoria, Friend, Lusigan and Paradise. If a visit to one of these places is required, it is recommended to travel in daylight, with good communication opportunities and with a local guide.

  • Countryaah: Georgetown is the capital of Guyana. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

Discrimination against LGTBI persons is widespread in Guyana. Homosexuality is still illegal.

Norwegian citizens residing in Guyana are encouraged to register at

Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid travel insurance.

Emergency – police: 911, fire truck: 912, ambulance: 913
Outside the consulate and the embassy’s working hours, travelers can contact – UD’s 24-hour operational center on Tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail:

Major Landmarks in Guyana


Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegians do not need a visa upon entering Guyana, but must have a passport with a validity of at least six months and a return ticket. Travelers are required to complete Customs declaration form (C14) on arrival. Visitors who carry more than $ 10,000 or equivalent must clear the amount in customs.

Upon departure, a G $ 4,000 fee must be paid at the international airport.


Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of the development of the coronavirus. Feel free to follow local authorities’ advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with the situation. Information from the Guyanese health authorities can be found on the website of the Ministry of Public Health.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is the Public Health Institute that provides infection protection advice when traveling. You can find more information and guidance from Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.


Risk of dengue fever and malaria, due to mosquito-borne viruses, occurs throughout the year. It is therefore recommended to use preventive measures against mosquito bites during the journey. Cases of the chikungunya virus have also been confirmed in Guyana. It is always recommended that you check the website of the Institute of Public Health for their recommendations well in advance of the trip.

The medical supply is very limited, even in central areas such as Georgetown. It is important to have good health insurance and sufficient financial resources for any emergency situation.

Practical information

According to allcitycodes, Guyana area code is +592.

Official name: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Capital: Georgetown
Language: The official language is English, but Creole and Urdu are also widely used, as well as several smaller languages.
Land area: 214 969 km²
Political system: Republic
Time difference to Norway is 4 – 4, 5 and 6 hours time difference, depending on season.
Electricity: 240v, national telephone code: 592, internet, currency unit – Guyanese dollar (GYD), but USD is also accepted.

Normal opening hours – shop: 09-17 (Monday-Friday) and 9-12 (Saturday), bank: 08-14.30 (Monday-Friday)

National Holidays: 1st New Year’s Day, Spring Day – Youman Nabi, February 3 – Republic Day, March – Phagwah, March/April – Good Friday, March/April – Easter Day, May 5 – Indians Day, May 26 – Liberation Day, first Monday in July – Caricom Day, October/November – Diwali, December 25 – Christmas Day, December 26 – Boxing Day